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Volunteer Positions

Event Volunteer

Would you like to help the Internet Archive out with some of our events?

We host around 12 events a year and are looking for ushers to help welcome, seat guests and collect their admission tickets.

After everyone is seated, you and a guest, are more then welcome to stay for the event for free! After volunteering with us for 6 events - you get a Internet Archive sweatshirt.

If you are interested, please contact us: volunteer[at]archive.org. We'd love to add you to our list-serve for future events!

Volunteers and Interns

Volunteers and interns play a valuable role in the work we do at Internet Archive. From supporting our annual event to digitizing books, CDs and videos, the tasks performed by our strong volunteer team allow us to add thousands of items to the Archive each year.

Internet Archive works with many schools and universities and welcome students working independently and earning credit. Let us know on what you are interested in working and we are happy to work with you to design your own, unique internship.

In general, we ask for 2-3 days a week, in at least a 4-hour block.

Here are the things we'll be working on beginning September 2014:

  • CD digitization
  • LP digitization
  • VHS digitization
  • Fall Events


  • Learning from and collaborating with one of the best non-profits in San Francisco
  • Networking and exposure to non-profit professional work
  • Being part of a positive, mission-oriented non-profit
  • A letter of recommendation/reference (upon completion of fulfilled duties)
  • Helping build a digital library
  • Free staff lunch on Friday's
  • Blue Bottle Coffee
  • Fresh fruit brought in everyday
  • Snack drawer

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume expressing your interest to the following: volunteer[at]archive.org.

All volunteer- and internships are unpaid.

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